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Rashid races to another record

27 March 2018

Strikers leg-spinner Rashid Khan has become the fastest bowler to claim 100 One-Day International wickets, usurping previous record-holder Mitchell Starc.

The talented teenager raced to the milestone in just 44 ODIs to top Starc’s record of 52 matches which has stood since August, 2016.

Rashid reached the mark in just two years and 158 days. Starc’s century of ODI scalps took the Australian nearly six years.

The popular spinner achieved the feat by trapping West Indies batsman Shai Hope LBW in the final ball of his third over during Afghanistan’s ICC World Cup Qualifier victory in Harare.

Rashid claimed his 50th wicket in his 26th match, racing to triple figures in his next 18 ODI outings.

He’s currently the No.2 ranked ODI bowler in the world according to the official ICC rankings and also holds top spot on the T20I ICC bowling leaderboard.

Rashid was named the Adelaide Strikers’ BBL|07 Most Valuable Player after a standout debut season last summer.

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Rashid Khan (AFG): 44 matches (two years, 158 days)

Mitchell Starc (AUS): 52 matches (five years, 306 days)
Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK): 53 matches (one year, 225 days)
Shane Bond (NZ): 54 matches (five years, 12 days)
Brett Lee (AUS): 55 matches (three years, 16 days)